The fourth-seeded Falcons dominated the No. 20 Lyman Memorial Bulldogs in a 7-1 second round victory on Thursday night at McPhee Field. Kendall Davis scored six of those seven goals, with Catherine Ciampi netting the other. Kendall Davis is St. Paul's all-time leading goal scorer.
Addison Davis had two assists and Bella Griffin added one assist. Nina Zwolinski made five saves for the Falcons.
St. Paul (14-3-3) will host No. 12 East Granby on Saturday at 2 p.m. in a Class S quarterfinal match.
Holy Cross girls soccer, seeded second in Class S, tallied just one goal, but it was enough in a 1-0 second-round victory over No. 18 Somers at Post University's LaMoy Field.
Adelisse Padilla scored the lone goal off an assist from Alyssa Hebb 5:48 into the match. The Crusaders were none too happy with their efforts -- see Roger Cleaveland's story on The Zone -- but they did pick up the win.
Holy Cross (13-3-3) will host No. 7 Tourellotte on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Post in a Class S quarterfinal contest.
Zoe DiChello earned All-State honors in Class L Diving during the state meet held at Middletown High School. DiChello, a senior, finished third in her final class competition. DiChello finished 24 spots better than she placed as a junior.
In the Class S meet, Sacred Heart senior Alexa Gallino took seventh place. The Class S Diving meet was held at Bulkeley High School in Hartford.
|Myah Croze and Bristol Eastern gave a great effort on Thursday in a 1-0|
overtime loss to Joel Barlow in the second round of the Class L
girls soccer tournament. (Copyright, Sports on CT-69)
The Lancers hammered No. 10 Bullard-Havens 6-0, and on the other side, No. 26 Joel Barlow of Redding upset No. 7 Woodstock Academy 1-0 (PK 7-6). Eastern had the better seed, thus earning a home match in the second round. Unfortunately for the home side, the season ended with a 1-0 loss in overtime.
The Lancers had their chances against the Falcons, but couldn't convert, and the teams needed more than 80 minutes of regulation play to decide a winner. In the first of the 10-minute overtime sessions, Barlow got a chance from the left side, and sophomore Caitlin Collins took advantage. Collins struck the ball with her left foot from the left side of the Eastern turf, and her shot made it just over the outstretched arms of keeper Karly Martin. The ball settled into the far right side of the goal with just under 90 seconds to play in the first overtime, and the Falcons had the goal they needed.
Eastern couldn't muster a good opportunity in the second overtime to tie, and Barlow escaped with a second round win. The Lancers saw their season end with a record of 8-8-2.
"It was not because of lack of effort or heart," head coach Scott Redman said about the loss on the Bristol Eastern girls soccer Twitter account. "Very proud of the performance today."
The Lancers never stopped in their effort to keep their season going. They just couldn't a goal when they needed it.
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Bristol Eastern girls volleyball came out on fire in its Class L second round volleyball match at second-seeded Killingly.
The No. 18 Lancers won the first set handily, 25-9. Killingly posted a 25-12 win in the second set, but Eastern was back at it again by a tally of 25-22 in the third set. The Lancers were a set away from victory, but the Redgals rallied and won the final two sets 25-18 and 15-11 to claim the match and move on.
Senior Sienna White had six kills and four total blocks (one solo, three assisted) in her final match as a Lancer. Freshman Zoe Lowe had a team-high 17 kills along with 15 digs, Gabriella Nozzolillo added 12 kills, and Olivia Beaudoin contributed eight kills and two blocks. Ali Rivoira dished out 39 assists.
Eastern finished the season with a record of 15-9.
Wolcott girls soccer saw its season end in a 4-0 Class M second round loss at second-seeded Granby Memorial.
The No. 15 Eagles finished the season at 11-6-2.